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LEIMAY Fellows Showcase: Terra Incognita Theater, Tina Mitchell, Lucy Kerr
Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - Jun 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Part of SOAK 2015, molded by LEIMAY at CAVE.
June 5 & 6th, 8pm
Suggested donation at the door. Only a handful of seats available at the door, so please reserve in advance if possible!
Terra Incognita Theater
The Hair of Sand
Two female figures lie in opposite directions on a wooden wave, their hair meeting over a pillow of sand that sifts through the platform.
The piece is a split hourglass. An hourglass remains the only instrument of measuring time that clearly indicates the present as being between the past and the future. Here, the present lies between the heads of two women. Though conceptual and stratified, the core of this work remains in life and not about it. Hair of Sand summons presence through the delicacy of experiencing human movement measured and transformed by nature’s enveloping force.
The Graces embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Combining country music, movement, puppetry and comedy, the Graces struggle against a world that just wants to keep them quiet. Pussy Riot meets The Dixie Chicks meets Pina Bausch!
Burning as it Runs
And I dream of a different soul
Dressed in other clothes
Burning as it runs
From timidity to hope
Spirituous and Shadowless
Like fire it travels the earth
Leaves lilac behind on the table
To be remembered by
Burning as it Runs expresses the complex relationship between the common understanding of linear time and the possibility of embracing the indescribable, incomprehensible dance of life. This work involves a duet performance, live sculpture, and the projection of a 16mm film shot in the nothingness of the White Sands Desert. The immediate presence of the physical body in the right-now dances in tension with the nostalgia, imagination, and dream of the film, expressing a longing to understand one’s dynamic relationship with the void.